Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

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June 19, 2010

Okay, so it's been a little over a month since I got this website up and running. It has turned out to be more fun than I thought. I get a kick out of tweaking it, writing this blog, I've even learned a little HTML.

Of course, now that I have a website everyone's saying I should be on Facebook or Twitter. Maybe later.

I've received some very nice e-mails from readers. It was such a pleasant surprise. If I'd known that this would happen, I would have started a website much much sooner. Please know that I read every message, and I appreciate all the words of encouragement. Mille grazie to you all!

People often ask if I'm working on something new, and the answer is yes. I started work on a new novel a short time ago. It's still very much in the early going, so I can't tell you too much at this point. Check back in future blog posts for updates on how it's going. Meantime I hope readers are enjoying Villa Mirabella.

Tomorrow is Father's Day, so I thought I'd pass along something my father used to always tell me. Whenever things didn't go my way and I was feeling a little glum about it, he'd tell me, "You're going to get knocked down a lot in life. The trick is to just keep getting back up on your feet as quick as you can. Otherwise you end up with footprints on your chest." He had a way with words.

That's all for now. Happy Father's Day, Dad. We miss you.


Selected Works

The journey back to life leads through the heart...
“A beautiful novel...Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love.”
Luanne Rice
New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes you can go home again...
“Poignant and emotionally revealing, Pezzelli's latest will have you laughing, crying and simply enjoying a first-rate novel.”
--Romantic Times
"Home cooking, good pasta, and traditional family values conquer all in this amusing and touching story."
--Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island."
Claire Cook
--author of Must Love Dogs

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